Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota Exhibit

Fine Arts building lobby Now until Saturday, September 2, 2023

Inver Hills Community College is hosting the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota exhibit, a Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance project. The exhibit is on display in the Fine Arts building lobby (south wall).

“The Unmasking project helps raise awareness and puts a face to brain injury,” said Bradley Donaldson, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance executive director. “Too often individuals who are affected by brain injury fall through the cracks. That is why partnerships such as the one between the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and Inver Hills Community College are so vital. These partnerships help raise awareness in areas where individuals who might have felt isolated in their struggles can learn there is a support system and a  community available to them to help them navigate their journey.”

WHAT: Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota Exhibit

WHEN: Now Until Saturday, September 2, 2023

WHERE: Fine Arts Building Lobby (South Wall)

Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
General: 651-450-3000
Gallery 120: 651-450-3101
Maps & Directions
Campus Map

More about Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota…¹

Few people understand the personal impact brain injury can have. Its effects often are subtle and difficult to express. In March of 2016, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance began the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project—a statewide community-based art project that enlisted the participation of over a thousand individuals living with the effects of brain injury.

Unmasking allowed individuals affected by brain injury to design masks that communicate their unique perspectives and altered outlooks. It gave survivors and caregivers a voice to illuminate their life with a brain injury; to show others that persons living with a disability due to brain injury are deserving of respect, compassion and the same opportunities afforded all citizens in their respective communities.

More about the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance…²

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is a statewide nonprofit that provides advocacy; education; and resource and referral services for the over 100,000 Minnesotans living with a disability as a result of brain injury. The organization was established in 1984 when a small group of passionate family members and providers joined together to advocate for services for individuals and families affected by brain injury.

The mission of the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is to raise awareness and enhance the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.


Learn more about Fine Arts programs at Inver Hills by contacting:

Virtual Visit

Learn more about Gallery 120 at Inver Hills by contacting:

Jay Jensen
Ceramics Faculty
Gallery Curator and Coordinator
Gallery 120 on Facebook
Gallery 120 Online

Learn more about the Transfer Pathway A.F.A. in Art at Inver Hills by contacting:

Rob Kolomyski
Art, Music, Theatre Department Chair
Painting and Drawing Faculty

¹ SOURCE: Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota
² SOURCE: Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota gallery

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